This book is about a private soldier of the British Army - Leonard Arlington of the Middlesex Regiment. But it is dedicated, with his approval, to those ordinary men and women of northern France and bordering Belgium who defied the Nazis during the Second World War and risked their lives to help British fighting men elude their Nazi pursuers. Len ...Read MoreThis book is about a private soldier of the British Army - Leonard Arlington of the Middlesex Regiment. But it is dedicated, with his approval, to those ordinary men and women of northern France and bordering Belgium who defied the Nazis during the Second World War and risked their lives to help British fighting men elude their Nazi pursuers. Len Arlington was captured near Dunkirk but escaped on the march to Germany and then, in civilian clothing, lived as a Frenchman in the Lille region working with the Resistance. The Germans laid elaborate traps for him but he always got away. On one occasion he even "inspected" a German infantry battalion parading on a French road. He was at liberty for longer than any other British soldier of the war - from just after Dunkirk until the Liberation - and probably saw more German troops than any other Allied soldier. His story is a remarkable one.Read Less
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Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 212 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Through Leonard's particular situation and role during the war, this book offers a different insight as to what happened on a day to day basis during WWII in France. It is a fascinating story and makes you want to read about the experiences of others during the same period. I definitely recommend this book.
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